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Program Outcomes - Paralegal AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Paralegal AAS Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define the boundaries of the paralegal career field, explain the duties assigned and the responsibilities delegated to paralegals, including the knowledge of legal ethics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing with lawyers, clients and witnesses (including interviewing), court personnel, co-workers and other legal/business professionals.
  3. Organize, summarize, analyze and apply factual and legal information for use in preparing legal correspondence, and office, court and other documents for attorney review.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use both print and electronic sources to find and analyze a variety of legal sources, including statutes, rules of court, rules of evidence, case law and regulations, and the ability to apply them to a given set of facts.
  5. Describe the sources of law, hierarchy and powers of various state and federal courts and demonstrate the paralegal’s role during litigation (including note-taking, preparing pleadings, motions, discovery and other documents).